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Jocelyn Robinson

Director of Radio Preservation & Archives at WYSO

Jocelyn Robinson is a Yellow Springs, Ohio-based educator, media producer, and radio preservationist. As an educator, Robinson has taught transdisciplinary literature courses incorporating critical cultural theory and her scholarship in self-definition and identity. She also teaches community-based and college-level classes in digital storytelling and narrative journalism.

A Community Voices producer at WYSO since 2013 and anAIR New Voices Scholar in 2014, Robinson's recent audio work has includedWest Dayton Stories at WYSO, and as an independent producer, contributing to the Goethe-Institut USA podcastThe Big Ponder and WHYY’sThe Pulse.

Guiding the growth and development of theWYSO Archives for the past ten years, Robinson has worked to establish the archive’s infrastructure and position WYSO as a national leader in radio preservation. She is skilled in using historical media in content creation, producingRediscovered Radio, a series of short documentaries using WYSO’s civil rights and Vietnam era audio as source material. With WYSO’s music director Juliet Fromholt, she is co-producer of the Rediscovered Radio “Women’s Voices, Women’s Music in the Archives” podcast, scheduled for a spring 2024 release.

A member of the African American and Civil Rights Radio Caucus of theRadio Preservation Task Force at the Library of Congress, Robinson is project director of a multi-year effort to conserve and celebrate radio produced at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).The HBCU Radio Preservation Project will run through 2027 and is generously funded by the Mellon Foundation. She was the recipient of the 2022 Merit Award from the Society of Ohio Archivists and serves as the board vice chair of the Third Coast International Audio Festival.